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Intermediate Short Course in Photography

The intermediate course covers more advanced digital photography techniques, by building upon your basic photographic knowledge and refining your skills through continued practice.

On the course, you will explore portraiture, landscape and still life genres and experiment with a range of lighting techniques - artificial, available, natural etc. Post production is explored through Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, which you will use to enhance your imagery to give it a more creative and professional edge.

Both indoor and outdoor photography is explored, this through studio practice and location trips, this to enhance your shooting skills. You will be required to complete a series of creative projects, to support you with this.

Please be advised, the types of tasks delivered will vary as they are very much determined by the time of year - light availability and weather permitting, therefore each terms delivery will differ slightly.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This part-time, evening course has start dates throughout the year and will take 11 weeks to complete.

The first week of the course will be induction and enrolment. This will be followed by ten weeks of theory and practical based study.

The course is held at St Helens College Town Centre Campus.

What will I study?

You will study photography using a range of materials techniques and processes including an introduction to traditional darkroom techniques, DSLR camera operation, digital post editing techniques and various projects designed to boost your creativity.

You will need to bring the following with you during the course:

  • Digital SLR camera or Bridge camera with MASP functions
  • Memory card for your camera
  • Card reader
  • Memory drive / USB pen
  • Tripod

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements. As with all our leisure courses the main emphasis is to come along and enjoy the course. All you need is commitment and enthusiasm.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of the course is £130.00.

To secure your place, you can book and pay in our online shop. This is a full cost course meaning that there are no fee discounts available.

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Why study Art and Design with us?

Creative Environment

You will develop your skills and creative voice in specialist studios and workshops.

Exploration of Techniques

You will explore a wide range of materials, techniques and skills to enhance your portfolio. 

Work Experience

You will have the opportunity to work on live projects and briefs with local employers.

Inspiration

You will take regular trips to galleries, lectures and workshops for inspiration.

Employer Links

You will be taught by industry experts with strong local and national employer links.

Progression Routes

Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.